The summer sandals to invest in for 2021


Each year I make the same mistake.

I dither and delay over my which pair of sandals should be my annual investment piece; the pair to elevate all my summer dresses and jeans-and-a-t-shirt combos. A pair that’s everyday appropriate but happy-making enough for my hols.

I flip and flop so dedicatedly and for so long that quite often it’s halfway through summer before I finally commit to a vision for my toes, by which point the object of my attraction has often sold out in my size.

Not only that, but a sandal splurge begins to feel extravagant the closer one gets to September. Do not make my mistake. Now is the perfect time to invest, whether you plump for strappy or chunky, mule or slide. In the game of sandals, it’s the hare not the tortoise that’s a shoe-in.

Here are the four key styles to know:

Low-heeled mules

Gucci Zumi mules, £485,

Reformation Shereen mules, £255,

Mansur Gavriel

Mansur Gavriel

Mansur Gavriel Cammello mule, £345,

Fendi Promenades slides, £510,



Aeyde Katti mules, £255,

Raffia & Rope

Chanel rope slides, £980,

Bottega Veneta raffia slide, £750,

Arizona Love Trekky in raffia, £125,

Fendi braided raffia slides, £580,

Isabel Marant rope sandals, £385,

Clog On

Miista Hannah Ecureuil nubuck clogs, £230,

Ancient Greek x Zeus + Diona The Harness slides, £320,

Fabrizio Vitti clogs, £325,

Coach Bleeker sandal, £95,

Comfort’s King

Loeffler Randall Blaise sandals, £210,

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Corporate Event Photographer Jos

Neous Cher flatform sandals, £550,

Dior Act sandal, £890,

Dear Frances Tye Slide, £330,